Avalon Town Supports Architecture in Virtual Worlds

The management of Avalon Town would like to announce, as part of our semi-annual fundraising drive, our support of Virtual Museums Incorporated.

A non-profit organization (501(c)3), formerly known as Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, Virtual Museums Incorporated (VMI) has begun to renew their vision of representing architecture and design in Second Life. Avalon Town was the home of the event that ultimately led to the birth of this venture, and since then has taken great interest in its growth and development. We were among those devastated by the steps taken by the Foundation to dismantle all their hard work, and would like to do our part to help them rebuild and find their new vision.

On Wednesday, January 19th, we will kick off our fundraising with a live music concert in Avalon Town’s Harmony Cafe. The time will be announced, you can also watch for the event listings on Avalon Town’s website: http://avalontown.spruz.com

Through the end of January and into February, both VMI and the Avalon sims will be hosting various events to raise awareness of the organization, learn more about the future goals and help them fund their rebuilding. 100% of the funds donated throughout the month long event will go to VMI.

On February 13th from Noon to 3pm, we will have a grand finale event at VMI’s event venue, The Edge: a Red & White Ball in honor of Valentine’s Day. This formal event will feature both live and DJ music and an art auction generously provided by some of the best artists in Second Life. All proceeds from the auction will directly benefit Virtual Museums Incorporated.

If you would like to find out how to contribute, or if you would like to donate your own artwork to the art auction, you can contact Tricia Aferdita in world, or email: triciaaferdita@gmail.com

As events are scheduled you will be able to find them, and details, at http://avalontown.spruz.com/events.htm

Thank you in advance for your support of this organization.
Tricia Aferdita
Manager, Events Director
Avalon Town, Avalon Art District


Metaverse Arts Episode VII

On our latest episode of Metaverse Arts we chatted with artist Gracie Kendal about her art and her exploration of identity in Second Life with her project 1000 Avatars. After a look at some upcoming events, we visited Patron Art Gallery where Eliza Wierwight and Igor Ballyhoo have created Christmas Artistry! All that plus our featured gallery!

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Metaverse Arts Episode 6

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Metaverse Arts Episode 5

This was a great episode with a lot of insight and interesting information about Burning Man and Burn2 from both Burn community members Raven Haalan and Emcee Widget. Check out this episode with event listings and our featured gallery for this episode, Kelly Yap Art Walk

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Metaverse Arts Episode V – BURN2 Special Edition

We’re celebrating opening day of BURN2 on Metaverse Arts today!

BURN2 - The Iconic Burn Statue


BURN2 is the Second Life counterpart to the Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada High Desert every year. From the Burning Man website: (www.burningman.com) “Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance”

This annual counterpart to Burning Man was originally called Burning Life. This year it’s organization was taken over by the Burning Man team, and changes have been made in its scale and in its adherence to the message and the community ideal  of Burning Man.

Renamed BURN2 – this new, streamlined festival launches today at noon SLT. Metaverse Arts staff attended a press preview and came back with a cornucopia of photos from the festival site. Today at 2pm, we’ll meet up with two BURN2 staff members, Communications Manager Raven Haalan and DMV Department Lead Emcee Widget.

Learn a little more about the changes to the Burn and how it compares to previous years from Raven, then investigate with us the DMV, Department of Mutant Vehicles – a RL and SL Burn phenomenon – and learn about the fun, whimsical and creative Art Cars from Emcee.

All of this, plus we’ll highlight a few upcoming events and unveil this episodes featured gallery!

See you there!

Tricia Aferdita
Metaverse Arts Producer/Host


The 2010 Blogger BoobieThon Art Auction

The 9th annual Blogger Boobiethon kicks off on October 1st and runs through October 7th. Funds raised during the Boobiethon will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You can learn more about the Boobiethon at http://www.boobiethon.com

In Second Life® the art community pitches in with an art auction, featuring the art of Gracie Kendal, Tricia Aferdita, Miso Susanowa, Ragamuffin Kips, Ichiko Miles, Fuschia Nightfire, Eliza Wierwight, Scottius Polke, PJ Trenton, Patty Poppy, Sledge Roffo, Monty Streusel, GM Nikolaidis, Callipygian Christensen, Ghosty Kips, Gleman Jun and Cee Edman.

The Isle of Skye in Winterfell Anodyne hosts the launch party on October 1st from 7 to 9pm PDT with DJ Frequency Picnic. The art auction starts at that time and runs through the 7th, so stop in… bid high and bid often for this great cause!

Here is the new painting that I have uploaded for the auction. This is its first appearance in Second Life®, so be the first to own it by making your contribution!

Golden - Watercolor by Tricia Aferdita

Treet TV Expo

Press Release:

For two days Second Life’s favourite and  most watched media network is throwing open its doors in a bonanza of style, content and fun.  All your favourite Treet shows have booths and events happening during the two day event which will blow your socks off (even if you’re barefoot).

The Expo will be held on Tropical Treet (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Treet/134/214/22) with a mixture of scheduled events and high profile shenanigans going on through out the weekend.  There’s hunts, prizes, freebies, music, live shows and a chance for you to be on TV.

Check out the stands set up by your favourite shows: you can pose the catwalk at MODA, check out the latest looks at Fabulous Fashion, go crazy with the Giant Snails (check out those toadstools), trying your hand at interviewing like Paisley Beebe, or have a stand up session have a stand up session at Lauren’s Place.

There’s a treasure hunt at the Designing Worlds cottage, with clues hidden in all the pictures, or you could test your knowledge of matter scientific at The First Question (ask the bear!).  Or you could stop off at the Metaverse Arts cafe to soak up the atmosphere and the art on display over some light refreshments!

The Dirtfield Racing crew will be showing off their fantastic array of vehicles and even giving away a free fun GoCart, The Daily PWN will be inviting gamers to…play some classic games, Pinball, Mah-Jong and Darts.  The Global Online Hockey Association will be on hand to show you some of the mad skills needed to be a pro virtual hockey player and the staff behind our “Top Secret” futuristic series Awakening will be their to show you some of the cool stuff you can expect to see when that show airs.

And all this and we haven’t even skimmed the surface of what’s happening with Metanomics, Meet An Author and Pop Vox.

Metaverse Arts Episode 3 now online!

I’m very excited about how this episode came out! I hope you all enjoy watching it! Hear a little bit about Filthy Fluno’s philosophy on selling art in a virtual world, and learn about what inspires Gwen Carillon as she works!

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Metaverse Arts Episode 3 Today at 2pm PDT

For our third episode of Metaverse Arts, we’re bringing you an interview with the incomparible Filthy Fluno. We’ll chat with Filthy about crossing the boundaries of ‘Real Life” and “Virtual Life” as a means of promoting art. Does it really work? Does it take a certain personality type? A flair for self-promotion? Is it wise for artists to choose not to reveal their real identities?

We’ll share with you a few upcoming events in the arts community, then a visit with Gwen Carillon. Gwen’s magical creations fill her own sims of Eostara and Elements in Design – and across the grid. The upcoming issue of Prim Perfect Magazine covers the fantasy realms of Second Life™ and for this episode of Metaverse Arts we’ll visit her latest creation in the fairy realm.

Finally we’ll wind up the program by revealing this episode’s featured gallery, photographed by PJ Trenton.

Seating will be open for the live filming of the show, first come first seated. The recording starts at approximately 2pm. http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Labyrinth/127/104/34

You can also watch it live on http://treet.tv/live

The Luminous Lens: Photo Abstractions by PJ Trenton

After a brief haitus, Tricia Aferdita Gallery is up and moving again!
I am excited to bring you an exhibit of the works of the amazing PJ Trenton. PJ is a well-known SL Photographer, a staff photographer for the Primgraph and Prim Perfect Magazines, Photographer for the Designing Worlds weekly program, graphic designer for The Quest for the Golden Prim graphic novel printed in Primgraph, and producer of an untold number of profile photos throughout Second Life.
All of his photography work has kept him off the gallery circuit for quite a while, so this is a long-awaited return to exhibiting for many fans of PJ’s work. For this exhibit he has mixed up a little something different for us; a collection of abstract images that push the limits of photography to create uniquely “painted” images from across the metaverse. Each of these photos is the result of camera angles and PJ’s insightful way of looking at the world around him, they are not manipulated in photoshop other than contrast adjustments, signature and framing.
The result is a vibrant, luminous collection that simply glows on the black walls of the gallery. Simply framed in photoshop, these works are all one prim and modifiable to fit into any SL home. Stop by Wednesday, March 3rd at 7pm SLT (PST) for an opening reception. Meet PJ and check out this beautiful exhibit. Music will be provided by DJ Sredni Eel.

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